takethepoints: "Hail Mary" "Sheer unadulterated luck"Ok, I can see this. However, Duke outplayed us for most of the game and we won on a Hail Mary. Yes, that was a "play when it mattered", but it was, let's face it, sheer unadulterated luck. My guess is that Sims didn't think the ball would be caught when he threw it. But it was and that's what counts.
I agree that this game could be a big confidence boost. However, I think that would come from the team beginning to think that their luck is in, rather then that they won because they outplayed Duke. Believing in your luck is one of the things that contributes to good seasons, as Dodd and every other coach who knows his business will freely admit.
Adonicas Sanders: "I got the playcall from the playcaller on the sideline. I saw what defense that Duke was in. And just knew for a fact that ball was coming to me because that was the look we saw all week in practice. So I just made a play on the ball when it came my way."